Mount Nebo's Sees 131.4% Surge in Tourism – H1 2023

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Mount Nebo. (Photo: Shutterstock)
AMMAN — In the first half of this year, Mount Nebo in Jordan witnessed a 131.4 percent increase in visitors compared to last year. A reported 387,015 people visited Mount Nebo this year, a significant leap from the previous year's 167,249.اضافة اعلان

Foreign tourists led this increase, accounting for 364,746 visitors, while Jordanian visitors numbered 22,269. This surge contrasts with the previous year's 147,773 foreign visitors and 19,476 Jordanian visitors.

Mount Nebo's popularity is underscored by its historical and archaeological sites, including the revered Mar Elias site, the ancient fortified city of Khirbat Iskandar, the iconic Mesha Stele inscription, the historical tower at Umm Ar-Rasas, as well as a rich religious history.

Its most popular claim to fame is its being the final resting place of the Prophet Moses, and from where he first saw the promised land.

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